Funding for disability housing

04/11/2014

 

 

 

SEATH HOLSWICH MP – STATE MEMBER FOR PINE RIVERS

 

TREVOR RUTHENBERG MP – STATE MEMBER FOR KALLANGUR

 

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

 

Funding for disability housing

 

 

Local organisations are being invited to apply for funding towards projects that create innovative living arrangements for people with disabilities, who are being cared for by their elderly parents.

 

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich said the successful applicants of this third funding round would share in more than $9.8 million as part of the Newman Government’s strong plan for a brighter future.

 

“We are committed to addressing the unmet need of supporting parents aged 60 years or over who care for adult sons or daughters with a disability who are aged over 25 years,” he said.

 

“There is already a high demand for innovative and accessible living solutions, which will only increase as the National Disability Insurance Scheme starts to roll-out in our state from July 2016.”

 

Trevor Ruthenberg, Member for Kallangur said through the trial our government is committing more than $17 million, which has so far seen eight organisations allocated one-off grants to build new homes for people with a disability.

 

“This trial is part of our promise to improve front line services for families, so Queenslanders can receive better services and the care they need,” he said.

 

“The trial has provided elderly parents with greater certainty and a sense of security for when they can no longer care for their adult son or daughter with disability.”

 

Applications for round three of the trial will close on 8 December 2014.

 

To apply for grant funding go to: http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/gateway/funding-and-grants/funding-available

 

For more information about disability services and support visit www.disability.qld.gov.au

 

 

ENDS

 

4 Nov 2014

Contact:          Seath Holswich                       3205 6779

                        Trevor Ruthenberg                 3491 8800